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"Q" Activities
 

Q ART
Q-TIP ART
Set out paper, glue and Q-tips (cut some in half) for a fun, creative time. Your children could make:
Starbursts
Snowflakes
Skeletons
Snowmen arms and legs
Squares
 
QUARTER RUBBINGS
The word “quarter” starts with the Q sound. Here is a fun quarter activity.
Glue 4-6 quarters on a piece of cardboard.
Have your child place a piece of plain paper on top.
Then, using the side of an unwrapped black crayon, have your child make rubbings of the quarters.
Extension: Children could use their quarters for cutting practice. How many can they cut out?
 
SEWING QUILTS

Here is a fun activity for a group of children.
First, cut out 6 x 6 squares of light colored paper.
Punch evenly spaced holes around each square with a hole punch.
Give the squares to your children along with some colored marking pens.
Show your children how to make colorful question marks all over their squares.
Then, using yarn, sew the squares together and hang them on a wall.
Variation: Children could write capital Q’s all over their squares.

DECORATING Q’S
Using the Q pattern, cut out large Q shapes for your children using heavy paper. Let your children decorate their Q’s with one of the following:
Q-tips
Quilt squares (small squares of paper or material)
Question marks
Paper quarters

Q GAMES

 
QUARTER TOSS

Let your child practice her coordination skills by trying to toss a quarter onto a large cardboard Q.
Cut out a cardboard Q shape using the large Q pattern.
Lay the cardboard Q on the floor.
Give your child 4 quarters.
Have her stand 3 or more feet away from the Q and toss her quarters.
How many landed on or in the center of the Q?
 
COUNTING QUARTERS
You will need a group of children for this activity.
Set out a pile of 10 quarters.
Have your child line up the quarters and count them.
Variation: Counting sets
Have your child put the quarters into sets of 2.
Or place the 10 quarters into two equal sets.
 
FOLD INTO QUARTERS
Show your child how to fold a square or a circle into four equal parts by folding it in half and then in half again.
Extend this activity by having your child draw a Q in each quarter of their shape.

Q MOVEMENT

WHO’S THE QUICKEST
Play some simple games and races.
Give out Q buttons for whomever is the quickest..
 
MOVE FOR Q
Wave like a queen
Throw a ball like a quarterback
Quack like a duck.
Q LANGUAGE
Q BOOKS
Read your child stories about:
Queens
Quails
Quarterbacks
 
“WHAT’S THE QUESTION”

Give an answer and have your child make up a question that fits that answer.
Example: Answer: A cat. Question: “What says meow?”
 
QUEEN FOR A DAY
Have your child tell you three things they would do if she were Queen for a Day.
 
QUIET LIST

Have your child think of places that are quiet. Help them make a list. How many places did he come up with?
 
Q’s & U’s
Tell your children a story about the Letter Q. Q is a very shy fellow. He prefers to go places with his friend “U”. That’s why you usually see them together everywhere. Write down some Q words for your child to see, that also have the letter u. Such as; quack, quarter, quick, quiet, quote and question.
 
WRITING Q’S ON SQUARES

Have your child make colorful Q’s on paper squares to paste into a large quilt.
  Q SCIENCE & SOCIAL STUDIES
COOKING WITH Q
Here are some ideas for cooking with Q items.
Quickbread
Queche
Queen Cakes
Quaker Oats Cereal
 
QUILT DISPLAY
Visit a county fair or a museum with your child and look for a display of quilts.